Silicon Valley Comes to Phoenix: A Tribute to Arizona’s Tech Growth

Silicon Valley is making its way to Phoenix next week, as more than three dozen leading technology executives are scheduled to present at the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference. “This will be the second consecutive year the April 17-19 conference will be hosted at Hotel Palomar due to its massive success last year and Phoenix’s … Read more

CEO GoDaddy gets props from Grace Hopper '15 goers

Last year at the Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Phoenix the “Male Allies” panel consisting of execs from Facebook, GoDaddy, Google and Intuit was less than well received. It got so bad that the audience started heckling the speakers and Twitter blew up from attendees criticizing how these men … Read more

Women in tech initiatives reach international heights

Bust out the capes and computers! Women in tech campaigns and initiatives have emerged and built awareness on the national stage. Only 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the 2014 U.S. workforce was held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. The sheer shortage of women in the tech … Read more

CODE, a quest for an inclusive society – interview director Robin Hauser Reynolds & CEO GoDaddy Blake Irving

One could feel the pulsating energy and sense of empowerment fill the room during the prescreening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the GoDaddy campus. CEO GoDaddy and executive producer of CODE, Blake Irving, hosted the film for his employees followed by a panel discussion with director Robin Hauser Reynolds. Inspired by … Read more

#ItWasNeverADress STEAM Conference aims to educate young girls in tech

Turning dresses into capes is the #ItWasNeverADress campaign’s speciality. And now they are looking to spread the message to youth girls. The campaign is hosting an inaugural event that will give young girls the opportunity to build confidence, learn to code, and explore STEAM professions. The STEAM conference taking place July 18-19, invited 50 girls ages 12 … Read more

Impactful Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference sparks international conversation – Wrap Up

When choosing a new site for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference, founder and CEO Adriana Gascoigne settled on Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. Influential women from around the world came out in droves to downtown Phoenix to attend the conference dedicated to encouraging … Read more

Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference to draw 500 geek girls to Phoenix – April 26-28

Women engineers, startups, entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists, academics and more will descend on Downtown Phoenix for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference held on April 26 -28 at the Hotel Palomar. This premier female-focused event, will draw close to 500 participants and feature over 50 influential women in the tech industry. Keynote speakers include Heidi … Read more

Anita Borg Institute ranks GoDaddy as top company for women in tech

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, announced the Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index and Arizona’s own GoDaddy was listed amongst the likes of Rackspace Hosting and Salesforce. BNY Mellon took home the overall win. ABI evaluated 35 technology companies, 435,000 technical employees and … Read more

Avnet announces 4 executives named among 2014 CRN Women of the Channel

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., today announced that four of its U.S.-based executives were named among the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel. The Avnet Technology Solutions executives honored on this list are Alison Challman, vice president, marketing and brand solutions, HP Solutions group; … Read more